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Our People Iwi

Our children are taught by hard working, passionate and committed teachers, who are well trained and focussed on the learning of every child. Our teachers work collaboratively in well resourced classrooms and are supported by a large learning support team focussed on individual needs.We are a large family whānau and it includes our administration staff and a caretaker who are all committed to our school and the children who come here. Somerfield School has several part-time teachers including Reading Recovery, Beginning Teacher release, ORS, Special Needs teachers and Learning Support teachers targeted to school achievement goals. The school has a focus on learning support and the DP undertakes this role. The DP is also the SENCO. The AP has responsibility for curriculum, achievement, assessment and behaviour management. Teachers are supported by a dedicated group of support staff which includes secretaries, office assistant, finance officer, caretaker and teacher aides.

Senior Leadership Team

Denise Torrey

Nicky Horne
Deputy Principal | SENCO 

Kellie Englefield
Assistant Principal 

Waka Kotahi

Gillian Cree | Ropu Leader
Year 1 | Space 9 

Latiesha Tamaiparea
NE/1 | Space 10   

Jane Rutherford
NE/1 | Space 12   

Waka Mōkihi

Dave Harrison
Year 1 | Space 5   

Janet Davidson
Year 2 | Space 6   

Karen Haines | Ropu Leader
Year 1/2 | Space 7   

Kiri Kahukura
Year 2 | Space 8   

Waka Kōpapa

Mary DeRoy
Year 4 | Space 13   

Melissa Brown
Year 4 | Space 14   

Rod Newton
Year 4 | Space 15 

Daniel Caigou | Acting Ropu Leader
Year 3 | Space 16   

Melissa Winfield
Year 3 | Space 17   

Kirsten Kotoul
Year 3 | Space 18   

Waka Tētē

Katie Jenkins | Ropu Leader
Year 6 | Space 1   

Jude Lange
Year 6 | Space 1a   

Sioned Rees
Year 6 | Space 2   

Eve O’Connor
Year 5 | Space 3   

Kim Radcliffe Price
Year 5 | Space 3a   

Jacob Katsipis
Year 5 | Space 4   

Administration Staff

Julie Bassett

Candace Righton

Lisa Proudfoot
Office  Administrator  

Part-time Teaching Staff

Paulette Knowles
Space 7 | Waka Mōkihi  

Simone Squires Brown
Space 16 | Waka Kōpapa  

Gavin Stevenson
Space 14 | Waka Kōpapa  

Meagan McKinney
Space 1 and Space 3a 

Susan Hawkins
Space 3 and Space 17 

Sam Bates

Moira McNulty

Support Staff

Anne Wilson

Paula Adam-Stace

Kerry Miller

Alex Alzatz-Thompson

Greg Pateman

Alesha Irie
Grounds person

Tina Sjerps